Dunai to Jumla via Numala and Bangala

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Start/End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Dunai to Jumla trek is a lower Dolpo Trek that offers an outstanding trekking experience in the remote western region of Nepal. It is the upper area of the Tarap Khola and Shey Phokundo lake. The route passes through dry land of the valley snow-capped peaks and the desolate plateau. This trek starts through remote locations admiring the beautiful rain shadow landscape of the Himalayas, reflected in the colorful barren slopes of the mountains where the play of light and shadow is a perpetual fascinating spectacle. We will cross two high passes- Numa La and Baga La Pass and reflect on life amidst the tranquil waters of Phoksundo Lake.

This trek destination is a simple but finest trekking to explore the astounding culture and tradition of local people influenced by Tibetan culture and living style. Trek from Dunai to Jumla is an amazing route wrapping the beautiful wonders of nature which includes two inspiring and challenging Passes such as Bagala Pass(5100 meters) and Numala Pass(5115 meters). During the trail passing through Numala and Bangala Pass, we can explore panoramic Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna ranges, Kyanguripa, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri ranges, and other stunning Himalayan ranges. There are many different endangered animals such as snow leopard, musk deer, Goral, Himalayan Tahr, bear, blue sheep, flora and fauna, residing in the Shey Phoksundo National Park and gorgeous views of Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Nilgiri, Kyanguripa, and other towering mountains of Nepal which are the main highlights of this trek. The months of September to November and March to May are considered the best season to conquer this trekking route. 

The settlement in this area started in the 10th century by farmers and Tibetan nomads. Trekking in this region is difficult to level from the point of view of accessibility. Dunai to Jumla Trek begins from Juphal, we will pass through several villages, rivers, barren alpine lands, green lush, and subalpine vegetation. Exploring the hidden treasure of Tarap Valley making high passes of Num – La and Baga – La, both passes are towering between Tarap valley and Phoksundo valley before entering Phoksundo Lake. This route of the trek provides a rewarding experience of the trans-Himalayas. We pass through the green lush alpine vegetation and also cross several rivers, monasteries, and villages in the Shey Phoksundo national park. This area buffer zones impart a lifetime of memorable experience and adventures while trekking to Jumla from Dunai.

This trek leads to a region truly a majestic place, a home to rarely seen Bon religious shrine and monuments alongside Buddhist heritage, great lake Phoksundo, and high Himalaya Pass i.e. Bagala (5,169m) and Numala (5,309m). Trekking to Jumla is an adventure full of unique activities, excitement, and above all, a lifetime experience. Dunai to Jumla route is a relatively less touristic and offbeat track in the shadow of High Himalaya Mt. Dhaulagiri and the lap of the Kanjiroba Mountain range. The majestic view of vibrant nature, flowers, wildlife, lakes, and live Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition from Tibet still present 100 years back. The main attraction of this land is its landscape, local people, wilderness region, and Shey Phoksundo lake that changes its color with the change of weather. You can explore the Phoksundo Lake, monastery excursions, temple visiting, and Bonpo shrines monasteries to make an insightful time. A Special trek permit for lower Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo National Park Entry fees is required during this journey.

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  • Experience a distinct mixture of ethnic groups
  • Good high-altitude scenery
  • Opportunity to explore the relatively unexplored territory
  • Attractive lakes, rivers, dense forests, and wildlife of Nepal
  • Crossing over challenging three high passes with the spectacular views
  • Explore panoramic Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri Himal, Kyanguripa, and other stunning Himalayan ranges.